THIS week we wanted to take a look at arguably one of the most stunning lakes in Cumbria.

Derwentwater, which is overlooked by the market town of Keswick, is one of the most popular and widely visited lakes in the Lake District.

The lake is 3 miles long, one mile wide, and 72 foot deep. Over the years it has become known as 'Keswick's Lake' and is fed by the River Derwent catchment area in the high fells at the head of Borrowdale.

The area has a strong historical and literary background. There are four main islands, Lord’s Island, Derwent Island, St Herbert’s Island, and Rampsholme Island. Smaller islands are Park Neb, Otter Island, and Otterbield Island.

There are walking paths around the shore of the lake which takes you on a ten miles hike with a full view of the area.

There is also the iconic Keswick Launch, a small ferry which takes visitors and tourists around the lake.

There is a selection of Adventure Activity companies, guides and instructors for all abilities based around and on Derwentwater.

Though there is plenty of activity with several sailing and windsurfing centres and providers and rowing boats, and motor boats for hire.

These photos show people enjoying Derwentwater over the years. We can see pictures of the Tiger Boat Challenge Race which saw different groups of people raising funds for a variety of different charities and athletes taking part in The Lakesman Triathlon.

Other photos show Julie Bradbury launching a walk in Keswick which was part of the Mountain Festival.